Super Tuesday Breakdown – March 3, 2020


Last updated: March 4, 2020 at 9:45 a.m.

On March 3, 2020, 14 states and one territory voted to elect the Democratic and Republican Party nominee for President in 2020. 3ten is covering the results with popular vote numbers, delegate counts, and an evaluation of the results.

The Democratic race was very close in many states, and four candidates have been projected to win significant numbers of votes and delegates: Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, and Elizabeth Warren. On the Republican side, Incumbent Donald Trump has won all contests by at least a 60-point margin.

Winners in bold


Joe Biden: 63.3%, 42 Delegates

Bernie Sanders: 16.5%, 7 Delegates

Michael Bloomberg: 11.7%, 3 Delegate

American Samoa

Michael Bloomberg: 49.9%, 4 Delegates

Tulsi Gabbard: 29.3%, 2 Delegates


Joe Biden: 40.5%, 17 Delegates

Bernie Sanders: 22.4%, 9 Delegates

Michael Bloomberg: 16.7%, 5 Delegates


Bernie Sanders: 33.8%, 158 Delegates

Joe Biden: 25.1%, 100 Delegates

Michael Bloomberg: 14.0%, 14 Delegates

Elizabeth Warren: 12.5%, 9 Delegates

Undecided: 134 Delegates


Bernie Sanders: 36.5%, 23 Delegates

Joe Biden: 24.5%, 15 Delegates

Michael Bloomberg: 19.1%, 8 Delegates

Elizabeth Warren: 17.6%, 5 Delegate

Undecided: 16 Delegates


Joe Biden: 34.0%, 11 Delegates

Bernie Sanders: 33.0%, 9 Delegates

Elizabeth Warren: 15.9%, 4 Delegates


Joe Biden: 33.6%, 37 Delegates

Bernie Sanders: 26.7%, 29 Delegates

Elizabeth Warren: 21.4%, 25 Delegates


Joe Biden: 38.6%, 38 Delegates

Bernie Sanders: 29.9%, 27 Delegates

Elizabeth Warren: 15.4%, 10 Delegates

North Carolina

Joe Biden: 43.0%, 66 Delegates

Bernie Sanders: 24.1%, 36 Delegates

Michael Bloomberg: 13.0%, 2 Delegates

Elizabeth Warren: 10.5%, 2 Delegates

Undecided: 4 Delegates


Joe Biden: 38.7%, 21 Delegates

Bernie Sanders: 25.4%, 13 Delegates

Michael Bloomberg: 13.9%, 3 Delegates


Joe Biden: 41.7%, 33 Delegates

Bernie Sanders: 24.9%, 18 Delegates

Michael Bloomberg: 15.5%, 10 Delegates

Elizabeth Warren: 10.4%, 1 Delegate

Undecided: 2 Delegates


Joe Biden: 34.5%, 111 Delegates

Bernie Sanders: 30.0%, 102 Delegates

Michael Bloomberg: 14.4%, 10 Delegates

Elizabeth Warren: 11.4%, 5 Delegates

Undecided: 118 Delegates


Bernie Sanders: 34.8%, 12 Delegates

Joe Biden: 18.0%, 2 Delegates

Michael Bloomberg: 16.3%, 2 Delegates

Undecided: 13 Delegates


Bernie Sanders: 50.2%, 11 Delegates

Joe Biden: 22.0%, 5 Delegates


Joe Biden: 53.3%, 66 Delegates

Bernie Sanders: 23.1%, 31 Delegates

Elizabeth Warren: 10.8%, 2 Delegates


Joe Biden: 35.1%, 627 Delegates

Bernie Sanders: 28.7%, 551 Delegates

Elizabeth Warren: 12.9%, 64 Delegates

Michael Bloomberg: 12.5%, 60 Delegates

Pete Buttigieg: 4.5%, 26 Delegates

Amy Klobuchar: 2.8%, 7 Delegates

Tulsi Gabbard: 0.7%, 2 Delegates

Undecided: 287 Delegates


The overall winner of Super Tuesday was former Vice President Joe Biden. After three crucial endorsements by former candidates for president, Biden not only swept the South but upset rival Bernie Sanders in several northern states, such as Minnesota, Massachusetts, and possibly Maine. The key endorsement from Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar consolidated the moderate wing of Democrats on Biden’s side, and he received 39% of the vote. Another key state Biden won was Texas, possibly due to Beto O’Rourke’s late endorsement and speech at Biden’s rally in Dallas. Despite Michael Bloomberg spending over $500 million on advertising around the country in Super Tuesday states, he finished third in many races and sometimes even fourth, behind Elizabeth Warren. Before her campaign’s suspension, many Sanders supporters believed that Warren needs to drop out of the race in order to consolidate the liberal wing of the party in Sanders’ favor, since Warren didn’t even finish in the top two in her home state of Massachusetts. A similar phenomenon occurred when Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropped out to consolidate the moderate vote around Joe Biden. However, the race doesn’t come down to the candidate with the most votes; it comes down to complicated rules involving delegates. Overall, neither candidate is likely to win the majority of delegates, meaning that it might come down to a contested Democratic National Convention and the Democratic National Committee´s decision. 

On the Republican side, the results were very predictable, with incumbent Donald Trump winning over 80% of the votes in every state.

The implications that these races have for the Georgia primary on March 24 are significant. In the aftermath of the results, Elizabeth Warren and Michael Bloomberg dropped out, with the latter endorsing Joe Biden. Because of this, they will not be competing in the upcoming Georgia primary. Additionally, because the democratic primary has turned into a two-way race between Sanders and Biden, if a candidate receives endorsements from key local politicians such as Stacey Abrams, they could perform better in the state of Georgia, and change the nationwide delegate count.